Kerr makes ‘no-brainer’ decision to rest Curry

Stephen Curry, shown on Nov. 7 against the Miami Heat, will miss Monday night's game. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Stephen Curry, shown on Nov. 7 against the Miami Heat, will miss Monday night's game. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

OAKLAND — The Warriors will take on the Orlando Magic on Monday night. Before the contest, head coach Steve Kerr announced that the two-time MVP will rest his right thigh contusion, calling the decision a “no brainer.”

As has become tradition, Kerr brought a prop to the stage to pass the time as reporters tweeted the news. Monday’s gimmick was a Rubik’s cube.

With Curry down, Shaun Livingston draws the start. Quinn Cook, summoned from the G-League is active to add backcourt depth, while Jordan Bell and Damian Jones, who was also recalled from Santa Cruz are both inactive.

Kerr implied that Curry will return on Thursday against the Boston Celtics, adding the situation is nearly identical to the one that cost Kevin Durant a game last week

“If it was a playoff game, he would play, but he’s pretty sore,” Kerr explained. “Same situation now. We’ve got two days before our next game so this gives us the chance to really get him healthy and right. He didn’t do anything yesterday or today. He’s just been getting treatment. It’s a no-brainer to rest him.”

Welcome back Mo Buckets

With Orlando in town, Marreese Speights, a crowd and Kerr favorite, is back at Oracle. Kerr said that Speights, who was a member of the 2015 championship squad won the Warriors eight to 10 games with his shooting during his three year run with the club.

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